In June of 2007, Governor Rendell issued Executive Order 2007-06 which ordered an election of registered family child care providers. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=708&PageID=224602&mode=2&contentid=http://pubcontent.state.pa.us/publishedcontent/publish/cop_general_government_operations/oa/oa_portal/omd/p_and_p/executive_orders/2000_2009/items/2007_06.html
He also issued Executive Order 2007-07 which ordered an election of license exempt providers. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=708&PageID=224602&mode=2&contentid=http://pubcontent.state.pa.us/publishedcontent/publish/cop_general_government_operations/oa/oa_portal/omd/p_and_p/executive_orders/2000_2009/items/2007_07.html
Shortly afterwards, an election was conducted with a unique union called Child Care Providers United, a joint venture of SEIU and AFSCME. As with all child care union elections, voter turnout was low. The majority of ballots returned in the unions favor and the election results were certified.
About eight months later, a second union election of the licensed exempt providers took place with the same results. Low voter turnout but a majority of those who returned ballots voted for the union.
Contract negotiations stalled and it appears the union was never able to reach a contract. Their website has now been deactivated.
Fair Share: Unknown
Health Insurance: NO
Contract: Negotiations were restarted July 2010 after previous negotiations had stalled. Since then, the website for the union has been removed.